Tag Archives: GEDmatch

New owner of genealogy website GEDmatch vows to protect users from search warrants – ABC7 News December 12, 2019

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GEDmatch Acquired by Verogen — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Until this afternoon, I had never heard of Verogen. Today Verogen “joined forces with” GedMatch. Based on reading the details, while the GEDmatch personnel are staying involved, the ownership and management appears to have passed to Verogen. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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The GEDmatch Warrant — The DNA Geek

This summer, GEDmatch was served with a warrant from an Orlando, Florida, court pertaining to a violent serial rapist. The warrant demanded access to GEDmatch’s entire database of users, including those who had not opted in to law-enforcement matching. A … Continue reading

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Timeline of Investigative Genetic Genealogy — The DNA Geek – DNA Saturdays November 16, 2019

I chose this re-blog from the DNA Geek as this week’s DNA Saturdays post as I think it’s relevant to what’s going on in the DNA world. This post lists key events in the evolution of “investigative genetic genealogy”, the … Continue reading

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There Is No Opt-Out — The DNA Geek

Today, the New York Times published a shocking article. Some time this summer, GEDmatch granted a police detective access to their entire matching database—including people who have opted out of law-enforcement matching—after receiving a warrant from a judge. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Comparison Between Me and My Two Nieces – AncestryDNA October 21, 2019

Today, I looked at my AncestryDNA results with my two closest matches – my sister’s two daughters. I hadn’t compared the amount of shared DNA between us before today when I was looking to see if there were new close … Continue reading

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Be Wary When Doing DNA Comparisons Between Different Chipsets – September 22, 2019

If you go here, https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_SNP_comparison_chart, you can see wide variations between different chipsets, including those within the same company. Checking 23andMe v2 chip vs. v5 chip, the amount of SNPs in common is 98,965. That’s a far cry from 500K … Continue reading

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GEDmatch E-mail Update September 16, 2019

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Important Announcement – DNA.Land – September 15, 2019

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MyHeritage Acquires Promethease and SNPedia – September 7, 2019

I saw this on MyHeritage about 40 minutes ago – MyHeritage Acquires Promethease and SNPedia: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/09/myheritage-acquires-promethease-and-snpedia/. There are some advantages, for example Promethease will be free through the end of 2019 and a few other items mentioned below. If you … Continue reading

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